Tomorrow: 'The Political Class' vs 'We The People'
The men who put our Constitution together were very smart, thorough and farsighted. Based on the fact that congressional representatives of the people received very few perks and had an onerous job, they did not feel the necessity to include term limits in the document.
Obviously circumstances have changed dramatically and many previously dedicated representatives have grown fond of feeding at the publicly funded trough of convenience and power. They have made what was once a brief stint of public service into a career. Subsequently, many of them began to identify with the government more so than with the people they represent. This makes it difficult for them to regard and utilize the Constitution for its intended purposes, one of which is to restrain the government.
Historically, governing authorities have a natural tendency to expand their size and power. This does not mean that they are evil any more than a lion would be evil for killing and eating a lamb when hungry. We are talking about natural tendencies. When the people become less vigilant and largely ignore the growth and gradual domination by the government our freedoms are quietly and slowly eroded. In our situation, the government has expanded to the point of having 645 federal agencies and sub-agencies filled with bureaucrats and regulators of almost every aspect of our lives. Instead of being a trusted servant that is subjugated to the will of the people, our government dictates to the people, Obamacare being a prime example.
Our bloated and inefficient government is quite hostile to anyone threatening its sovereignty. For example, when the tea party arose in 2009/2010, the current administration and many in the media began referring to them as tea baggers and often used even more derogatory terms. Later the tea party and other patriotic groups that demanded adherence to the Constitution were unfairly targeted by the IRS.
Somehow many of our government leaders had forgotten that the people actually should have something to say about how the government is run. Now many in the government want to implement a single-payer government controlled health care system. This would be the ultimate coup if accomplished, because it would make the populace completely beholden to the government for its most important possession; health and healthcare.